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Michael Holden

UK delay on Huawei 5G decision harming ties, lawmakers say

4:24pm BST

LONDON A powerful committee of British lawmakers on Friday urged the next prime minister to decide quickly on the role China's Huawei will have in next-generation 5G telecommunications networks to avert more damage to Britain's international relations.

Police warning to media over diplomat's leaked memos stirs anger

14 Jul 2019

LONDON Senior British politicians, including both contenders to be the next prime minister, joined journalists on Saturday in criticising police for warning media not to publish leaked government documents, saying it was a "dangerous road to tread". | Video

British ambassador to Washington quits after spat over leaked memos

10 Jul 2019

LONDON Britain's ambassador to Washington quit on Wednesday after days of stinging criticism from Donald Trump, leading to accusations that Boris Johnson, the favourite to be the next British prime minister, had "thrown him under the bus". | Video

Trump blasts 'foolish' PM May and her 'wacky' envoy over leaked memos

09 Jul 2019

LONDON U.S. President Donald Trump lashed out at "foolish" British Prime Minister Theresa May and her "wacky" Washington ambassador on Tuesday, stepping up a tirade against a close ally whose envoy had branded his administration inept.

Trump says won't deal with UK ambassador after leak of 'inept' memos

09 Jul 2019

LONDON Donald Trump said he would not deal with Britain's ambassador to Washington after a leak of confidential memos in which the diplomat described the U.S. president's administration as "inept". | Video

Howzat? Lawmakers ready to play hardball - on the cricket pitch

05 Jul 2019

LONDON If 'playing with a straight bat' and 'stumping your opponent' are handy skills for the English-speaking politician, then where better to practise them than where they originated: on the cricket pitch?

Irish Brexit border issue cannot be solved by tech alone - former UK official

03 Jul 2019

LONDON No technology solution exists or can alone solve the issue of preventing a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic after Britain leaves the EU, the British official who was in charge of Brexit border preparations said on Wednesday.

Britain bans sales of tear gas to Hong Kong after violence at protests

25 Jun 2019

LONDON Britain banned sales of crowd-control equipment such as tear gas to Hong Kong on Tuesday and called for an investigation after police clashed with demonstrators opposed to a bill that would allow people to be sent to mainland China for trial.

Refurbishing Prince Harry and wife Meghan's home cost $3 million

25 Jun 2019

LONDON The cost of renovating Prince Harry and his wife Meghan's new home was $3 million, Buckingham Palace said on Tuesday as it detailed how the royal family had spent money provided by taxpayers. | Video

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